Coupe de France Preview – US Concarneau v Chamois Niortais

After impressing last season by finishing fifth place in Ligue 2’s overall standings, Chamois Niortais have had a somewhat more complicated 2014/15 league campaign. The departures of both their influential defender Nicolas Pallois and their free-scoring loanee Emiliano Sala to Girondins de Bordeaux has had a marked impact on Régis Brouard’s side, with inconsistency being Les Niortais’ main hindrance when it comes to their league form. However things have gone according to plan so far…

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Ligue 2 Preview: 2014/15

Ligue 2 Preview: 2014/15

Ligue 2 kicks off on Friday night and it is set to be a very exciting and unpredictable season. Our resident Ligue 2 expert Steve Wyss brings you up to date with all the summer goings on, and looks at the contenders up and down the table. Promotion contenders When mentioning promotion contenders, the first place to start has to be Troyes. Arguably, the club managed by Jean Marc Furlan have the strongest looking squad…

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Ligue 2 Promotion Race Set for Five Star Finish

Ligue 2 Promotion Race Set for Five Star Finish

Things are heating up nicely in the race for promotion from Ligue 2 to Ligue 1. With one team having already sealed their place in France’s elite for the 2014-2015 season, several others are trying their best to win the opportunity to test themselves at a higher level. That team which has already been promoted is FC Metz. They have been atop the league table since the twelfth round of games and confirmed their place…

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Coupe de France: CA Bastia v Niort

These two teams actually met less than a fortnight ago in the Ligue, and on that occasion Niort travelled to Corsica and claimed an emphatic 3-0 away win, in a very impressive victory for Les Chamois. Of course, it was a success which many people expected to happen anyway, simply because CA Bastia have been so bad this season. It’s been a complete nightmare for the Corsicans since they obtained promotion – they’ve won just…

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2013/14 Preview: Ligue 2 Kick-off

It’s that time of year again when the dust begins to settle, the smell of fresh grass wafts through the corridors to the changing rooms and a sense of optimism swells inside every supporter. There really is nothing better than the beginning of the football season. As Paris and Monaco splash their cash in Ligue 1 in preparation for world-wide dominance, the more humble surroundings of Ligue 2 takes a slightly more subdued approach than…

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Preview: AS Monaco heavy favourites to lift Ligue 2 crown

With the start of the Ligue 2 season upon us we needed a quality preview for the upcoming season. Only one name came to mind “Below The Top League” These guys are the go to guys when it comes to Europe’s second division. Let them get you all excited for the new season in France’s second tier. The opening weekend of the 2012-13 season is only a matter of hours away with all eyes cast…

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